Doubt over 'volcanic winter' after Toba super-eruption
(Phys.org) —New research from Oxford University casts doubt on the theory that the Mount Toba super-eruption, which took place at the Indonesian island of Sumatra 75,000 years ago, could have plunged the ...
S. Africa sets up first offshore marine protection zone
South Africa has turned two small islands in the southern Indian Ocean into its first offshore marine protected area, the environment ministry said Tuesday.
The North American Cordillera: Constructive collisions
The mountain ranges of the North American Cordillera are made up of dozens of distinct crustal blocks. A new study clarifies their mode of origin and identifies a previously unknown oceanic plate that contributed ...
Scent of a coral: Symbiosis between two new barnacle species and a gorgonian host
Two new species of the gorgonian inhabiting barnacles—Conopea saotomensis and Conopea fidelis—have been collected from the area surrounding the historically isolated volcanic islands of São Tomé and ...
Russian Far East holds seismic hazards that could threaten Pacific Basin
(Phys.org)—For decades, a source of powerful earthquakes and volcanic activity on the Pacific Rim was shrouded in secrecy, as the Soviet government kept outsiders away from what is now referred to as the ...
Trigger for explosive volcanic eruptions identified
Scientists from the University of Southampton have identified a repeating trigger for the largest explosive volcanic eruptions on Earth.
Greek tourist island rules out volcano fears
The Greek tourist island of Santorini on Tuesday said fears of a volcanic eruption after a magma buildup recorded by scientists last year were unfounded as geological activity had returned to normal. ...
Fishermen blast premier dive sites off Indonesia
(AP) -- Coral gardens that were among Asia's most spectacular, teeming with colorful sea life just a few months ago, have been transformed into desolate gray moonscapes by fishermen who use explosives or ...
Genetic analysis shows tortoise species thought to be extinct for 150 years still lives
Dozens of giant tortoises of a species believed extinct for 150 years may still be living at a remote location in the Galapagos Islands, a genetic analysis conducted by Yale University researchers reveals.
As seen from space: Volcanic eruption creates new island in the red sea
Looking for some new lake-front property? Heres the newest available on the planet. Volcanic activity in the Red Sea that started in mid-December has created what looks like a new island. The Advanced ...
Tenerife island landscape reveals explosive past
Volcanologists from the University of Leicester have uncovered one of the world's best-preserved accessible examples of a monstrous landslide that followed a huge volcanic eruption on the Canarian island of ...
Ancient rock under Haiti came from 1,000+ miles away, 1 billion years older than previously thought
(PhysOrg.com) -- Earthquakes and volcanoes are known for their ability to transform Earth's surface, but new research in the Caribbean has found they can also move ancient Earth rock foundations more than 1,000 miles.
Indonesian volcano erupts
A volcano on Indonesia's Sulawesi island erupted Sunday, spewing ash and smoke 5,000 metres into the air.
Chile volcano ash grounds Australia, NZ flights
Ash from Chile's volcanic eruptions prompted Australian airline Qantas to ground some domestic services and some flights to New Zealand on Sunday, after plumes drifted across the Pacific.